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Help Feed Animals in Need on #GivingTuesdayNow

Friday, May 01, 2020
For many years, AWI has participated in Giving Tuesday—a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesdayNow is a newly created global day of giving and unity that takes place on May 5...

Report: JBS, Smithfield Worst Slaughter Plants in US

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Washington, DC—Amid reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the largest meat processors in the United States, a new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has found that, over a three-year span, JBS...

AWI Releases State Scorecard on Animal Cruelty Reporting

Friday, April 03, 2020
Washington, DC—An analysis by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has found that the majority of states have gotten off to a slow start reporting animal cruelty incidents to the FBI’s national crime database. In 2015...

A Note from the President of AWI Regarding COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dear Members and other friends of AWI: As you know, coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading around the globe, and the human species is facing a pandemic unlike any the vast majority of us have endured in...

Statement from AWI RE: Australian Wildfires

Thursday, January 09, 2020
We at AWI, like so many people around the world, are deeply concerned about the impacts of the wildfires raging in Australia. The loss of life, both animal and human, is devastating. With the estimate—considered...

Devastating Year for Barn Fires, 450,000+ Farm Animals Killed

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Washington, DC—At least 469,000 farm animals have perished in potentially preventable barn fires so far this year, according to an Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) analysis of media reports. Since 2017, at least 2 million farm...

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